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12/01/97
ESPN IS CABLE'S TOP DOG; CBS AND FOX SHOW BOOST IN SWEEPS

Although ESPN was the "most-watched" cable network during primetime in November, its audience "was down 10% from the same period a year ago," according to Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Overall,

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12/01/97
CHICAGO-AREA VIEWERS SEEM HUNGRY FOR THESE WOLVES

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12/01/97
RAPTORS-MAPLE LEAFS ARENA DEAL REPORTEDLY ON THE SLAIGHT

Sources close to Maple Leafs Owner Steve Stavro say that he "realizes ... that a partnership with the Raptors on a single arena is the best way" for his team to proceed, but that his "personal dislike

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

12/01/97
WHO'S PLAYING HOOPS? MORE WOMEN THAN EVER

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11/26/97
BRIAN WILLIAMS WONDERS IF EVEN EAGLES FANS DESERVE JUSTICE

The Eagles'' new get-tough policy at Veterans Stadium, which Sunday included two municipal judges handing out fines on the spot, was featured on "The News with Brian Williams." Of the 20 people arrest

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11/26/97
BLUE JAYS CUT TIES WITH TELEMEDIA, SIGN SHAW TO RADIO DEAL

The Blue Jays "will announce today that their affiliation with Telemedia Inc. has ended after 21 years," and that their radio rights will move to Shaw Communications, according to sources of Marty Yor

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11/26/97
V-FORMATION PUTS ITS SKATES IN THE SAND

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11/26/97
WILLIAM HOUSTON OFFERS UP CTV/NHL DEAL WITH ALL THE FIXINGS

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11/26/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NBA: The Clippers drew their best crowd since moving to the L.A. Sports Arena in ''84, a standing room-only turnout of 16,199 for their game last Friday versus the Bulls (USA TODAY, 11/26)....The Horn

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